What is the International Partnership for Blue Carbon?

The Partnership brings together governments, research institutions and nongovernment organisations who are collaborating to enhance understanding of coastal blue carbon ecosystems.

We are coordinating efforts to increase the capacity of governments and their partners to develop and implement policies and projects. We are doing this by:

BUILDING AWARNESS in the international community of the importance of coastal blue carbon ecosystems for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and ecosystem services

SHARING KNOWLEDGE, expertise and experience to build capacity in blue carbon policy, science and practical action

ACCELERATING PRACTICAL ACTION to protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems in identified priority regional ‘hot-spots’

The Partnership is not a funding body, but instead aims to better connect the efforts of governments, research organisations and non-government organisations. It also aims to build on the significant initiatives already under way in this area.

About 50 countries have recognised the value of blue carbon in their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement (NDCs). The Partnership, over time, will build awareness and capacity to enable additional countries to include blue carbon in their NDCs. Future actions will include catalysing project development at larger scales in priority regional ‘hotspots’ and linking blue carbon projects with climate finance.

Read more about the International Partnership for Blue Carbon in our strategic documents here.

What is the Partnership doing?

Coordination, communication and connection

Policy dialogues and resource development

Event hosting and strategic planning

Find out about our latest activities and achievements by scanning our News items here or get in touch with the Coordinator.